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The Party's Over/Just In Time

It's twenty years since Jule Styne died - back in September 1994. By then he was the last of the Broadway giants, the composer of Funny Girl, Peter Pan and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and perhaps the greatest of all American musicals Gypsy; the prodigious hitmaker of "Time After Time" and "People" and "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend"; the guy who'd supplied all those sidewalk Santas and shopping malls with "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" I write about him in Mark Steyn's American ...

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A Se'nnight of Steyn, September 22-28

In case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark

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Winning Heads and Minds

Moore is a municipality that lies between Norman, where a dear friend of mine lives, and Oklahoma City, which I know reasonably well. I can't claim to know Moore other than to drive through, but I do remember the water tower emblazoned with "Moore - Home of Toby Keith". Can't get more American than that, can you? Colleen Hufford was born in 1960. Life is full of grim twists and cruel vicissitudes, but in mid-20th century America it would not have occurred to anyone that one needed to worry ...

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Highland Flung

After a couple of weeks overseas, I returned to The Hugh Hewitt Show for my weekly chit-chat with the maestro. Hugh was kind enough to mention my forthcoming appearance in Minneapolis, presented by the Center of the American Experiment live at Orchestra Hall on October 9th. You can get more info and book tickets here. The Daily Caller was more interested in what I had to say to Hugh about Obama and ISIS: "He wants to neutralize ISIS, not in terms of driving them from the map in the Middle East. ...

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Topical Take

The Celtic Fringe of the Axis of Extinction

As a postscript to Scotland's failed secession campaign, here's my penultimate column from The Daily Telegraph of January 24th 2006, addressing the real problem with Scots nationalism - the shortage of Scots: Consider the following headline from The Scotsman the other week: "Teaching jobs in doubt as pensioners set to outnumber pupils by 2009." This was a story by Peter MacMahon, the paper's "Scottish Government Editor", and it begins thus...

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Once More Into the Striped Hose...

Another week of lively letters from SteynOnline readers

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On the Town

Long Runs with Longhairs

Our Saturday showbiz feature this week celebrates the centenary of Robert Wright, born one hundred years ago, on September 25th 1914, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Bob who? Well, Wright and his writing partner George "Chet" Forrest were never exactly household names in the music biz, but they certainly worked with a lot of household names, including Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. The songs they wrought from classical tunes were old-fashioned even at the time, but Sinatra recorded no ...

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Defend Free Speech!

The Mann Act

Michael E Mann, the world's most un-exonerated man, and yours truly both happen to be in the British Isles this week. I, alas, am here for rather sad personal reasons, so I was unable to attend Dr Mann's lecture at Bristol University on Monday. Many eminent deniers did, however, show up, although you wouldn't have got that impression from the puffball lobbers the moderator chose for the q-&-a. After his hashtag debacle of last week, Mann was doubtless grateful to be back in the insulated ...

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Steyn on Canada and the Commonwealth

The Bickering Genocides

The Canadian Mausoleum of Human Rights (as Scaramouche calls it) finally opened this weekend. Canadian officialdom, from the Queen and the Governor General down, is fully on board with the world's first atrocity resort, while everyone else is flouncing around in a big queeny huff. Joseph Brean's report for The National Post provides a useful update on the most recent additions to the ranks of the disaffected, among them: ~Hiba and Safa Choudhury, who feel the Palestinian Naqba has been ...

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Mann vs Steyn

Football and Hockey

The Corner post that launched a lawsuit...

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